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There is a well-developed network of local buses in Madurai. Most of them are run by government agencies. A few private buses also ply through the city. Ordinary and deluxe buses are available. It is advisable to ask the conductor and make certain that the bus goes to where you require since the boards are only displayed in the regional language, Tamil. The main bus stands in Madurai are Periyar Bus Stand, Complex Bus Stand, Arappalayam Bus Stand and Mattuthavani Integrated Bus Terminus.

A lot of private taxis are available in Madurai. Travellers can book these cabs from their hotels or just walk down the street and hail one. Autorickshaws are also available from any part of the city. But some haggling over the fare is required since most of these autos do not run on metre charge.

Many private companies offer cars on rent to visitors in Madurai. Some of the most popular ones are Madurai Car Rental, Maniraja Travels and Taxi Guide. Most of these companies provide chauffeur-driven cars which is very useful for those travellers who do not have an idea about the traffic rules and terrain in Madurai. Some companies like zoomcar and annaicars also provide self-driven cars for those who wish it.

Madurai does not have any metro train services.

There is no local train network in Madurai. A few passenger trains are available from Madurai Junction to places of interest near the city.

The stories of Madurai are best heard first-hand. Many walking tours are organized in the city that takes you to all the grand monuments and colourful bazaars in the city. It may not be possible to cover all the attractions in one day and it can get a little exhausting due to the humid weather. But your efforts will be more than worth it.

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  • Theme of Madurai [Culture, Pilgrimage]
  • You'll love Madurai for [Meenakshi Temple, Handicrafts, Rich culture]
  • Watchout for [Heat, Crowded temples]
  • Best Time To Visit
    December - February
  • Altitude 331 ft. above sea level

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